Stop! Plant your foot and then swing for the fence…

  • Psalm 1:3 (NKJV) He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

He shall be like a tree planted…Tree-planted-by-the-rivers-of-water-Psalm-1-3

Most people move around too much; they flit from relationship to relationship, job to job, church to church and address to address. They’re always looking for the newest, funnest, and coolest experience. Like the drug addict, they suffer from the law of diminishing return-needing more and more to just maintain.

For most, success and happiness is over there somewhere; they’ve never grasped the concept of planting themselves somewhere with someone and building equity.

Fruitful and satisfying relationships require a huge investment. We don’t celebrate 10, 25 or 50-day relationships; we celebrate 10, 25 and 50 year relationships.

The problem with most jobs is not the job it’s the person doing the job: they’re committed to making a paycheck not making the company better. In other words, they have no equity in the company. (The same concept works with churches, communities, civic organizations, etc.)

Stop! Plant yourself somewhere with someone and stick it out. Fruitfulness and success requires putting down roots, riding out storms, going through seasons and finally – originating from within – fruitfulness.


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2 thoughts on “Stop! Plant your foot and then swing for the fence…

  1. Pastor, Patsy and I were just discussing this today. Put down your roots and be like a tree. This was my lesson to Christy’s class last Sunday. Psalms Chapter One. I’ve always heard, It’s the man not the land! God Bless!


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